March 11, 2007

Blue

Lately at work I've closed my window shades beside me to avoid the temptation to stare outside at the beautiful Montana sky. This time of year is also the time of year that the sun lowers in the sky mid-afternoon and shines directly into my eyes to give me a headache, another good reason I keep my shades closed.

Yesterday, as I stepped out of my office door, I turned around from locking the door to find that I was standing in a beautiful blue world. Everything around me was glowing and pulsing with blue life that transformed me into a new woman with new eyes.

The sky was a deep greyish-blue, with twinges of yellow and dusky pink in the clouds above. The pine trees in silhouette against the intense blueness of the sky appeared navy blue, and the wood of the shrubs by my car and the leafless trees next door glowed light blue in a beautiful harmony that is impossible for an artist to duplicate. Even the cars driving by had a blue haze that was unmistakable.

This phenomenon never fails to cause me to stop and take a few really deep breaths, just to savor the feeling of the blue air in my lungs. The air always has a specific crispness and taste when it's blue. After spending my entire day under the unnatural glare of fluorescent lights above me, and the unnatural glow from my computer monitor, stepping into this beauty, this natural wonder, feels like a miracle.

The world in blue is the best feeling in the world. Seriously.

How could I have not sensed that just a few feet beyond me, outside, this amazing blueness had descended? Why do I act like my work is more important than the blue?

5 comments:

wry catcher said...

AWESOME. post.

Cele said...

very awesome post, I want to experience blue. Darn.

alyndabear said...

That sounds AMAZING. One day I would love to see that.

kitten said...

oh WOW! That sounds so amazing! It reminds me of autumn afternoons when everythng turns to gold. I forget what it's called, but it does have a name...in fact they made a movie after it. anyway, the way you describe it it awe inspiring. Thanks for that.

dartman113 said...

Yo listen up here's a story
About a little guy that lives in a blue world
And all day and all night and everything he sees
Is just blue like him inside and outside
Blue his house with a blue little window
And a blue corvette
And everything is blue for him and his self
And everybody around
'Cause he ain't got nobody to listen..

I'm blue daba di daba die daba di daba die daba di daba die
Daba di daba die daba di daba die daba di daba die daba di daba die